The Wardrobe – String Theory

I was recently lucky enough to curate a month of Sundress Publications’s The Wardrobe‘s Best Dressed, a project dedicated to showcasing outstanding work by women-identified and genderqueer individuals.

My second selection was String Theory (Mongrel Empire Press, 2015) by Jenny Yang Cropp. Please click on the following links to read:


For My Mother, After Becoming a Mother

Dream in Which I Learn My Sister Is Dead

Lower Market

When a Cloud Covers the Moon

Jenny Yang Cropp is the author of the poetry collection String Theory (Mongrel Empire Press), a 2016 Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and the chapbook Hanging the Moon. Her new chapbook, Not a Bird or a Flower, is forthcoming this summer from Ryga: A Journal of Provocations. Her poems have appeared in a variety of journals, most recently Poemeleon and REAL: Regarding Arts & Letters.  She received her MFA from Minnesota State University-Mankato and her PhD from the University of South Dakota. This fall, she will join the faculty at Southeast Missouri State University as an Assistant Professor of English. Find her online @JennyYangCropp and

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